Belgian hockey ladies through to final

The women’s final of the European Hockey Championships will be a Low Countries derby between Belgium and The Netherlands. Our hockey ladies won their semi-final match against Germany by the narrowest of margins.

The 1-0 win sees the Belgian team known as “The Red Panthers” make it through to their first every final at a major international hockey tournament.

Jill Boon scored the only goal of what was at times tense game just before half time. The Red Panthers’ opponents in the final will be the Dutch who also won their semi-final against England by 1 goal to 0.